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's exhausted, understandably so. leon panetta who come phaout commutes from washington to california he wants out. he's over 70 and wants to row tire. timothy geithner the treasury secretary wanted out a while ago and was pressed to say. i would think in the case of panetta and clinton that republicans will be unhappy to see them go because they are pretty popular up on capitol hill, a lot of respect for both of them. obviously hillary clinton with the libya situation there is some criticism there, generally speaking i think conservatives have been happy with a liberal democratic president having people like hillary clinton and panetta running national security. geithner not as popular with conservatives. and eric holder definitely because of fast and furious and other policies not as popular with conservatives. martha: it race raises the questions in all four of those spots, who do you think are some of the names that we might see tpulg those spots, chris? >> the most interesting one, i guess, is susan rice,s u.n. ambassador was considered one of the frontrunners to be the secretary of state
and california, those are the states where taxpayers have the highest its myselfed deductions, martha. martha: we hear that the president weighed in on the fiscal cliff issue on his trip to thailand and cambodia. what did he say? >> during a joint press conference with the prime minister he asked for devine guidance. >> i believe in prayer when i go to church back home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well i'm going to take whatever good vibes i can give me to deal with challenging back home. >> wall street hopes the prayers are answered. us companies are pulling back on investment at the fat et cetera rate since the degrees. martha: at the bottom of the hour we will be joined by the man whose job it is to keep track of the gop votes in the house and if necessary keep republicans in line. can he do that? house majority whip kevin mccarthy will be here in "america's newsroom" to talk fiscal cliff with us. we'll ask him about the likelihood of higher taxes in the new year. bill: meanwhile oversees new developments on libya. congress launching an investigation into who changed cia talking points
southern california are now in custody. they are accused of plotting to wage violent jihad against military bases and other government facilities in that area. we learned one actually served in our armed forces. adam housley is live with usen this story. >> reporter: all four of the men are from the inland empire area of southern california. one did serve in the u.s. military, the u.s. air force back in 2001 and 2000. he's faced as the leader of these four. upland, to mona and ontario. kabir was arrested in afghanistan. he traveled there in july to set up terrorist training for these four suspects. these four men took trips to las vegas, chicago and san diego. they planned on bombing u.s. sites overseas. if they are convicted they could serve up to 15 years in prison. pretty serious charges against all four of them. martha: what about ties between these men and the former leader law anwar al-awlaki. he was killed by a mortar in 2011 in yemen. it was a big get to get anwar al-awlaki. these guys studied his teachings online. when he was killed they seemed to turn it up a notch. their violent
.d in engineering from the university of southern california in 1982. he also worked for nasa developing engines for the space shuttle program. martha: interesting. president morsi is the leader of the muslim brotherhood he was narrowly elected in june of this year. he became a member of the muslim brotherhood when the organization was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that ha
elaborate nativity scenes have decorated the city of santa monica, california. now that tradition is coming to an end after a judge upheld a ban on religious displays because of a conflict between atheists and christians. wadi natroudominique d-natali is live. >> the life size 40-booth displays were in palisades park in santa monica. they took objection to the christian mention and erected their own unholy ones. this week a u.s. district judge rejected a motion from the santa monica nativity scenes committee, a coalition of churches erecting the display stopping them from showing the nativity scene this year. the city of santa monica was constitutionally within its right to eliminate the exemption so the display could not go up some say. but they are saying also it is a war on christmas. >> if you keep caving to this mate speech, and i'm going to tall it that for the first time. hate speech also includes the hatred of the christmas message. and there is a war on christmas, and it's sad and disturbing that only half of this country understands that. >> reporter: william also compared the cit
shoppers scattered as the violence spilled over the mall barriers, this in california now. witnesses say thing could have ended much worse if security officers had not stepped in when they did. martha: craziness out there, crazy, look at that. the lines stretched around the block but last week's black friday sales president bush actually down from last year. there may be some redemption for the retailers today, they wait for the cyber monday sales to come in and those are expected to be the highest weave over seen. online sales are expected to top $1.25 billion and hit $1.5 billion today alone. we'll see if it meets those expeck lacings. on thanksgiving day this year the boost seems pretty likely. adam shapiro is live in phoenix, arizona with more on this for us. morning, adam. >> we are at the amazon.com facility, the fulfillment center here in phoenix, their largest out of 40 in the united states, 80 world side. 1.2million square feet. take a look, you can see the activity of the pickers, they are called. these people are unpackaging the items you've already ordered, they put them into
, new york state still at 83 weeks. california, 73 weeks. nevada, 73 weeks. you know how the unemployment rate is in nevada. those people are really hurting out there. mark zandi, a lot of people go to him for his thoughts on economy. he believes the unemployment benefits is the most beneficial element to the economy in the short term. do you agree with him? >> no. not to bore our listeners with this keynesian nonsense you print pieces of paper that somehow stimulates the economy. it doesn't. you focus how you enable people to get through a very rough patch that had nothing to do with them. how do you it in a way that doesn't perpetuate unemployment but allows people to get jobs even if it is not what they want at least get back on their feet. in terms of the economy, don't do it in the macro thing to help the economy. no. focus does it enable people to get through a rough patch and get people back on their feet. bill: or do you take the other argument and suggest the more unemployment you receive the less incentive it is for someone to actually find a job? >> well, the b
. there are two other cases involved. let me tell you what those are. 9th case california's controversial proposition 8 when voters overturned the state court riling that allowed gays to marry. the 10th case comes from arizona where they are challenging a law state took away health benefits of domestic partners of state workers. it's possible that the court could take those up as well, bill but most think they will take a doma case up. we'll find out, maybe today, probably monday. bill: interesting. william la jeunesse, thank you. live in l.a. watching that story for us. martha? martha: in syria people are losing access now to the outside world as fighting continues between rebels and government troops. a paralyzing situation. we're live in the middle east. bill: also immigration, health care, two of the biggest stories and they're both happening in the state of arizona. governor jan brewer is here to defend some of her recent decisions live. we'll talk to her in a moment. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my me
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